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My Tundra with a 5th wheel

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by 77mmbass, May 21, 2018.

  1. May 21, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    77mmbass

    77mmbass [OP] MusicMan

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    2014 Tundra Crewmax 5.7L SR5.

    Trailer:

    https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2010-keystone-cougar-fifth-wheel-floorplan-276rls-tr9510

    What do you experts think. Will my truck be fine with this rig?

    We do weekend camping and dont have any high mountain passes to go over. We are in Arizona and travel within the state or over to San Diego.

    We travel very light. VERY LIGHT.

    Some clothes, 2 bikes and pack of water bottles. We shop for food when we get to our destination.

    What do ya think??
     
  2. May 21, 2018 at 7:04 PM
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    hikertrash

    hikertrash All Purpose Grunt

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    Check the inside of your driver side door for payload ratings for your specific truck. With a dry hitch weight of 1380 I’m guessing you’ll be over payload once you add up passengers, gear etc. Those stated dry hitch weights are usually lower than real world numbers also.
     
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  3. May 22, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    My big taco

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    77mmbass that trailer is a no go for sure!! It is over your payload limit dry. You need to upgrade your truck or find a smaller trailer period. And to say we have no high passes in AZ is not accurate. Do you tow to Payson or Flagstaff to escape the summer heat? Phoenix is at 1100' Flag is at 7000' that is a huge elevation change in 130 miles. The drive up to the Mogollon rim I feel is even harder. Do yourself and all those on our roads a favor and get a bigger truck or a smaller trailer. I also suggest to read read read this forum lots of good info. Be safe and good luck in finding the right combo so many choices.
     
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  4. May 22, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    1380 lbs pin weight is calculated empty (19% of trailer weight). So in other words, any of the 2968 lbs capacity that is used, is added to the overall weight, and adding to the pin weight.

    You may travel light, but not enough to make a huge difference. Most people travel with some water, propane, cooking items, food, clothes, etc.

    You need to add yourself and any other passengers, the 5th wheel hitch (usually around 70 lbs). This is subtracted from your truck payload as well.

    You really just need to look inside the drivers door for a definitive answer. I’m guessing you will be over on payload and rear axle weight limits.

    I really am glad you are proactive in safety and researching this before a purchase. The Tundra is a bad to the bone work horse, but within some limits.

    I would not buy this 5th wheel camper.
     
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  5. May 22, 2018 at 9:34 PM
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    2ndgenny

    2ndgenny Slowest build ever.

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    Arb bumper/2” rigid led fogs. Pocket fender flares. Debadged. Smoked tailights/3rdbrake. Magnaflow catback.
    I’m selling my 7800 lbs 5th wheel due to the Tundra (also 5.7). I pulled it with a 1 ton GMC with the 6.0 gas jobby and it was still wasn’t fun to pull. To climb any hills the truck was at 4 grand just to stay in the power band to pull... We’re looking for a smaller one now. I would stay clear of this unit personally. Just out of my own experience with big trailers and gas motors.
     

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